Timeless Voices - Firman Balza
Firman Balza was a Gunner's Mate, 1st Class aboard the battleship USS Maryland when it was struck by dive bombers during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Timeless Voices - Wilfred Van Abel
Wilfred "Wil" Van Abel (1919-2002) was a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot with the 63rd Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group "Zemke's Wolfpack" during WWII. He was shot down September 2, 1943 and became a POW at Stalag Luft III for the rest of the war.
Timeless Voices - Richard Greenhut
Richard Greenhut was commander of the Civil Air Patrol's Northeast Region on September 11, 2001. He was instrumental in leading the CAP's relief efforts after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Timeless Voices - George Cowan
George Cowan (1922-2005) was a B-17 pilot with the 306th Bomb Group during WWII. After his plane was shot down on a mission, he spent the rest of the war as a POW in Germany. He later served as the first president of EAA Chapter 38 in Perry, GA.
Timeless Voices - Jay Apt
NASA astronaut Dr. Jay Apt flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions during his career: STS-37 in 1991, STS-47 in 1992, STS-59 in 1994, and STS-79 in 1996. He logged 847 hours (35 days) in space, including 10 hours 49 minutes on two spacewalks.
Timeless Voices - William Grubb Smith
William Grubb Smith (1923-2011) joined the Army Air Forces after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Initially trained as a B-26 pilot, William transitioned into the P-47 and flew combat with the 57th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force in Italy.
Timeless Voices - Kirk Hawkins
Kirk Hawkins is the founder and CEO of ICON Aircraft, makers of the Icon A5 amphibian. A graduate of the Stanford Business School, Kirk is an engineer, former U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot, and long-time motorsport enthusiast. Recorded in July 2009.
Timeless Voices - Cary Salter
Cary W. Salter, Jr. (1921-2015) was a fighter pilot with the 353rd Fighter Squadron of the 354th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force during World War II. He flew eight combat missions in P-47s before completing another sixty in P-51 Mustangs.
Timeless Voices - Jim Soyk, Sr.
Jim Soyk, Sr. enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1950 and was sent to electronics school where he excelled. He was then assigned to Utility Squadron VU-3K attached to White Sands Missile Range, where he worked as a F6F-5K drone operator.
Timeless Voices - Terry Coleman
Terry Coleman (1921-2008) was a P-38 fighter pilot with the 96th Fighter Squadron of the 82nd Fighter Group, 15th Air Force during World War II. He flew 50 combat missions over Africa and Italy before his tour ended.
Timeless Voices - George Purifoy
George Purifoy was an F-84 pilot with the 310th Fighter-Bomber Squadron of the USAF based at Kimpo Air Base during the Korean War. He flew primarily air to ground sorties, completing 25 combat missions before the war ended.
Timeless Voices - Mike Whalen
Mike Whalen was an Aviation Cadet pilot trainee when he washed out and became a B-24 radio operator/gunner with the 506th Bomb Squadron of the 44th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during World War II. He flew 43 combat missions during the war.
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